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The Rival Species Team is proud to announce the release of the first open beta version of their Warhammer 40,000 themed Half-Life 2 modification "Exterminatus". The beta version is fully playable, features 2 species form the 40k universe, 8 playable classes and 5 maps.

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It gives me great pleasure to announce the release of the first publicly available, playable, version of Exterminatus - Rival Species 2. The release comes in two versions:

* A self extracting installer, Exterminatus - Rival Species 2.exe (195,163 KB)
* A ZIP archive, Exterminatus - Rival Species 2.zip (198,983 KB)



Please visit the Downloads page of the Exterminatus manual for a list of sites you can download the installer from. Have a read of the Manual while you download. EX is still only in the Beta stage of development and the manual will give you a better idea of what to expect.

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I hope you will all join us in making the next release of EX, bigger and better and have fun playing this version.

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hOMEr_jAy
hOMEr_jAy

Nice!
Too bad there aren´t any servers up...I seriously hope that will change.

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Typheron
Typheron

there are servers up, launch the game and go find them. For some reason there not showing on the main steam menu thing

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hOMEr_jAy
hOMEr_jAy

Ah ok, yes, I found Chromes server, unfortunately it only has 8 slots and is full.

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JrComissarValvatorez
JrComissarValvatorez

I can only see the one server as well.

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DESTROYER
DESTROYER

I see both servers, but they're both only 8 maxplayers and are both full.

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Typheron
Typheron

I'm sorry but thats all we can afford and both of them are being run off home networks.

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Wh1tebird
Wh1tebird

i'll host temporarely ^^

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Revo1uzzer
Revo1uzzer

*downloading*

I hope to be not alone

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Tallon_hunteR
Tallon_hunteR

being alone with tyranids is never a good thing (whether you're a 'nid or anyhting else)

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SolidFake
SolidFake

nice, will gonna try it
I like the idea with the logo of the symbol in the beta box btw

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Kazanunda
Kazanunda

Finnaly.

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Anonymousperson
Anonymousperson

Holy ****

It actually came out
Yay

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Kaliger
Kaliger

win,

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DamathaStudios
DamathaStudios

lol, looks nice.
Downloading

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Kaliger
Kaliger

WAIT, theres only one server thats full @ 8 slots.

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Typheron
Typheron

Try hosting your own.

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hOMEr_jAy
hOMEr_jAy

Isn´t someone out there who can create a larger server that needs no password?

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Typheron
Typheron

alas no, with the loss of our hosting in the summer (the company went bust and lost chrome a ton of cash) we have only the servers we can host from our own connections at this time.

Were seeing what we can do.

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Juffe
Juffe

awesome!

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slay3rdb
slay3rdb

i can see the second server but it needs a password

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Kaliger
Kaliger

server should be larger, make cap 8v8
(16 slot)

also, a team balancing mechanic.

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Typheron
Typheron

Team balance is on the drawing board, but the servers physically cannot accept any mroe connections than 4v4, we just don't have the bandwidth

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TheRealRebel
TheRealRebel

Will definitely check out soon. Cant wait to blast me some nids.

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Kaliger
Kaliger

wait, theres a 32 slot with a password? O.o

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Typheron
Typheron

Not our server, no idea who is running that one im afraid.

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DOLBYdigital
DOLBYdigital

Great job team and thank you!
I will be using this mod for the Social Modding Club's gaming event this Sunday 1/30/2010. Hopefully there will be enough servers for everyone to enjoy the mod. I will try hosting my own if possible :)

Moddb.com

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VAFeuerstein
VAFeuerstein

sweeeeet

downloading now

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SolidFake
SolidFake

really really fun to play!
just maps are missing proper wk40 style and ambient and thrope is kinda weak, but had already lots of fun, can't wait for the final

and....more servers needed!

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Undying_Zombie
Undying_Zombie

Well if they where following a older version of the tyranid codex, then Thrope's should be weak.. was only in the current ( new ) codex that they got a huge boost. ( They are actually worth using now :P ) However they made biovores kinda... crappy in return :(

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Mik0112
Mik0112

Hmm... A way of telling where friendlies are would be nice, perhaps a map of something.

Else it's quite good, 'cept weapons feel a little flat to me.

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Imp0815
Imp0815

im so ****** off, i waiting so long for this mod and now i cant play it because there are no servers-_-

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Grilljanne
Grilljanne

I'll try hosting a dedicated server on my secondary PC. Situated in Sweden with a 30mbit connection, how many player slots should I be able to run?
Oh and any special settings you wanna see for maps etc?

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Zedrion
Zedrion

can i play this with HL2?

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Dan911
Dan911

WOOT! dling now!

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Mik0112
Mik0112

Grilljanne, I don't know about specifics, but being able to actually play the mod would be nice, so a server would certainly be appreciated :)

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Grilljanne
Grilljanne

Testserver up and running, been trying to figure out how to activate auto team balance with no luck. Adding mp_autoteambalance 1 to the server.cfg just gives "unknown command".

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ChromeAngel Author
ChromeAngel

Adding this to EX is next on list of things to do.

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Grilljanne
Grilljanne

Sweet. From what I saw on my server it definitely seems like the feature most people want.

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ghostings
ghostings

@A@, dling now!

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Masterhobbes
Masterhobbes

a big problem with servers other than that it's an interesting try.

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Stubby
Stubby

Found a server, played, had a good time.

Needs a lot more work put into the maps, they look horrible, but besides that it is fun to play.

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RKotern
RKotern

ditto

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Croco15
Croco15

Cool! Downloading!

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Lt.SnoWolf
Lt.SnoWolf

Ahh great!
Upon seeing this release i nearly jumpd off a cliff knowing that once i launched it up i would have a heartattack in excitement.

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Kalenov
Kalenov

Hah bloody awesome, been playing it on/off, have to say one map (although I'm not sure of the name, I believe its Dig Site), is bloody huge @_@ Must be great with lots of players, but mostly I end up on Space Hulk (again, unsure about the map names, to lazy to check :P) and even then, its still huge amounts of fun.

Planning on bringing this to the next lanparty I head to, see if I can get some more people hooked on it :D Would be amazing with tightly trained teams on both sides.

Although I'd love to see Apothecary & Techmarines, and of course Genestealers & Hormagaunts...although I suppose how its setup now, the warrior plays like what I'd imagine a Gaunt would....

But hey, love the mod, keep it up!

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